Yasmin and Scotoma - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Scotoma is found among people who take Yasmin, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Yasmin and have Scotoma. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 47,549 people who have side effects when taking Yasmin from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Jan, 30, 2023

47,549 people reported to have side effects when taking Yasmin.
Among them, 20 people (0.04%) have Scotoma.

What is Yasmin?

Yasmin has active ingredients of drospirenone; ethinyl estradiol. It is often used in birth control. eHealthMe is studying from 48,554 Yasmin users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Scotoma?

Scotoma (an area of diminished vision within the visual field) is found to be associated with 782 drugs and 469 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Yasmin and Scotoma reports submitted per year:

Could Yasmin cause Scotoma?

Time on Yasmin when people have Scotoma *:

  • < 1 month: 17.65 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.65 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 23.53 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 41.18 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Scotoma when taking Yasmin *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Scotoma when taking Yasmin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 57.89 %
  • 30-39: 21.05 %
  • 40-49: 15.79 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 5.26 %

Common drugs people take besides Yasmin *:

  1. Drospirenone And Ethinyl Estradiol: 6 people, 30.00%
  2. Yaz: 4 people, 20.00%
  3. Vicodin: 3 people, 15.00%
  4. Zoloft: 3 people, 15.00%
  5. Acetaminophen And Hydrocodone Bitartrate: 2 people, 10.00%
  6. Corgard: 2 people, 10.00%
  7. Depacon: 2 people, 10.00%
  8. Diamox: 2 people, 10.00%
  9. Lyrica: 2 people, 10.00%
  10. Maxalt: 2 people, 10.00%

Common side effects people have besides Scotoma *:

  1. Headache (pain in head): 9 people, 45.00%
  2. Transverse Sinus Thrombosis (a blood clot in transverse sinus): 7 people, 35.00%
  3. Intracranial Venous Sinus Thrombosis (presence of thrombosis (a blood clot) in the dural venous sinuses, which drain blood from the brain): 7 people, 35.00%
  4. Jugular Vein Thrombosis (clot in jugular vein): 7 people, 35.00%
  5. Pain: 7 people, 35.00%
  6. Intracranial Pressure Increased (high pressure inside the skull and thus in the brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid): 6 people, 30.00%
  7. Visual Impairment: 6 people, 30.00%
  8. Papilloedema (optic disc swelling): 6 people, 30.00%
  9. Superior Sagittal Sinus Thrombosis (blood clot in the dural venous sinuses, which drain blood from the brain): 5 people, 25.00%
  10. Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen): 4 people, 20.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Menstruation Irregular: 5 people, 25.00%
  2. Depression: 5 people, 25.00%
  3. Pain: 4 people, 20.00%
  4. Acne (skin problems that cause pimples): 4 people, 20.00%
  5. Sinus Disorder (disease of sinus): 3 people, 15.00%
  6. Nausea And Vomiting: 2 people, 10.00%
  7. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 2 people, 10.00%
  8. Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction): 2 people, 10.00%
  9. Migraine (headache): 2 people, 10.00%
  10. High Blood Pressure: 2 people, 10.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Yasmin and have Scotoma?

Check whether Scotoma is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on drospirenone; ethinyl estradiol (the active ingredients of Yasmin) and Yasmin (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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